Saturday, 22 August 2009

The early scent of Blossom (plus blog awards)

Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in posts in the past few days. Yesterday I was hiking up hills with my dad and brother, where we got lost and had to scramble up a nearly verticle slope. But still a lot of fun! The only trouble with running down most of this particular hill was that I now have really stiff legs.

Then today I went to the really amazing Andrew Logan museum. I've been visiting this place since I was about 5, and have been looking forward to going all summer. If you're ever in the shropshire area, I recommend it! It's filled with some of his most amazing works, including the "cosmic egg", "the lulu fountain" and "Raja Zandra" (a sculpture of the designer Zandra Rhodes.)But anyway, on to today's pictures!

I was lucky enough back in february to be asked to do my first ever test shoot: these photos were then later used in SO-EN -a japanese magazine. The clothes were chosen by stylist Nao Koyabu- all totally delightful pieces by contemporary designers, but with a vintage feel to them. It was great to be asked to do the shoot with no make-up and just washed hair- all very natural and fresh.
The first photo shows a cover mock-up (not actually used in the end) and has the most amazing head-dress against the early blossom. I loved the fish swimming towards the sky, with the net-like the fishing net- covering my face. Very whimsical.
The second picture feels like it could have been pulled straight out of the seventies. I was wearing this amazing floral skirt, and a huge vintage necklace made of tassels (unfortunately not very visible in this image) and little gold rimmed glasses. Lovely.
The gold dress was fabulous, cut beautifully to fall in folds at the front.
The black flower head dress also really appealed to my sense of the surreal- it was shaped and molded of black acrylic.
The blue jacket fitted like a silk slipper and I loved the little pill box hat- which was sort of rigid hexagonal shape.
Photographer: Aya Sekine.
Copyright: Aya Sekine and SO-EN magazine
Thanks to Select Model Management.

Now onto the blog awards! Hmm.. this might be a rather long post. Sorry! :)
First up, thankyou to both the lovely LeProust Vintage and wonderful Buttons and Ribbons for giving me the lemonade stand award! You just have to tag other people.

I'm going to pass it on to-

Now for the other award.
Thanks to Kate of teenage caffeine addict for tagging me with this award. This award requires the blogger to list 7 interesting things about themselves and then pass the award on to 7 other 'kreativ bloggers'.

1) I played the piano for five years and then gave up. I really regret thisand would love to be able to still play.
2) I would love to be a fashion designer when I'm older and am constantly sketching out ideas.
3) But if I couldn't be fashion designer I'd love to work in psychology
4)I'm just about to start doing my GCSEs. I chose RE, French, Art, History and Drama.
5)I'm slowly starting to learn to make my own clothes, with the aid of vintage 50s patterns.
6) My favourite bands at the moment are Marina and the Diamonds, The Clash, Emmy the Great, AnnieLennox, Polly Scattergood and David Bowie.
7) I love reading all the comments I get. They make me smile.
Now for who I'm giving them too!
Phew, thanks to anyone who took the to read all of this!


SCISI said...

congrats on the awards and what amazing pics i love the black head piece:)xx

sophie la-la-la x said...

amazing photo shoot - lucky you to be scouted! - love the last outfit
two awards, definatly would have made my day!
i love all the same bands as you! - especially bowie

sophie x

Yellow Cab said...

nice photos.

thanks your stopped on my blog.

Xo, YC.

sophie la-la-la x said...

oh and I've tagged you!


thatsorad said...

Sounds awesome, I love hikeing. What a fun post! I love the gold dress. CS:)

Natalie said...

You look gorgeous in these pics! I love the first and last one! They look so vintage, and straight out of a magazine!


GracieFrances; said...

i really like your blog, and what a fabulous shoot that is.

ONiC said...

beautiful pictures. and congrats on the awards :]

good luck! i think you can be a super designer. you got a very nice taste.

karla said...

i am in love with the first photo! and you're so pretty naturally, or as my boyf would say, "pure"! :)

Suzanne said...

what an amazing photo's!! you look beautiful!

Denise said...

what great photos.
Of course it wouldn't be great without you.

sure we can swap links.
check it out.

Kat said...

thanks sooo much! it means a lot to me ^.^

sophie la-la-la x said...

wow, never been to brighton! i highly recomend it, I've been going there all my life!
favourite bowie song - i love them all but especially life on mars, second probably goes to moonage daydream, five years or the bewlay brothers! whats yours ?

sophie x

Denise said...

oh btw you've been linked.

have a great day

Anonymous said...

wonderful post! congrats on the fashion shoot. the photos are gorgeous. you make an excellent model.

Pearl Westwood said...

What a great opportunity to get! The photos look stunning!! I love Bowie too, infact I was lucky enough to get a Bowie tee at a clothes swap I went to last week! I just heard Tim Burton is making an Alice in Wonderland movie - you should so be in it, wonder if we can talk him into in LOL, apparently Barbara Windsor will play the door mouse ;-) x

Anonymous said...

oh, thankyou so much for the comment dear, and for the lovely blog award! ♥

Jenny said...

I absolutely want the head piece that is in the second to last image! Amazing.

Molly said...

Hey! You seem like a totally down to earth person who like fashion rather than one of those completely wierd people who just gab about fashion all day. Totally awesome blog, and though I'm not into fashion, I like vintage and however sad this sounds, I am totally in love with the sort of 1700 fashion, with all the big dresses and silk... sigh. I totally would live in that period if I could.

Eliza said...

oh my, what gorgeous pictures! i especially like the first one. you are a great model, i really think that, i'd love to see more photographs and all of it *-* i'm really seeing you in fashion photography and editorials, you are very pretty. oh, and congratulations for your awards!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on all your awards!! What a truly deserving girl you are. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the photos´s style!
I added you to my links. I hope you don´t bother :)


Flashes of Style said...

Ooo I just love these photographs! She is so gorgeous.

Leigh said...

Fantastic shoot!! So wonderful and I love the gold dress.

Amelia said...

Oh my gosh! The shoot is absolutely fantastic. I love the 2nd and 3rd pictures in particular. You look amazing.

Thanks for the award :) And congrats for getting them!

Sara said...

hi roz!!i really like your blog!!your style it's amazing!i'm sara and i'm 16 and i 'd like to become a designer too i started to do my own clothes and it's incredibly funny!i'd like to add your blog in my blog list..will u add the mine one??i love your photos!i'd like to know how could u have so many comments and visitors!!!please let me know and visit my blog!!

xoxo sara(from italy)

Lauren said...

thank you soooo much for the blog award, and for all of your lovely comments! your hiking trip sounds like a lot of fun and you look gorgeous in all of these pictures. i especially love the fourth pic! that is an incredible headpiece.

Raez said...

wow, youre in a mag now? so official, and the pics are wonderful:) congrats girl;)

xx raez

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

The spread is lovely--congrats on it.

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